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The Poetry Translation Centre
The Poetry Translation Centre will be translating Thai poet and artist Uten Mahamid for the first time. Translator Mui Poopoksakul, visiting the UK to promote her latest full-length book translation, will be introducing Uten's poems and their context, and providing 'literal' translations, before the group works together to create new English versions. Acclaimed UK poet Clare Pollard will be facilitating the workshop.
Individual workshops cost £7. Students and retirees pay £4 per session. For the unwaged and refugees the sessions are free.
The workshops run from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
NEW THIS TERM: We are running a loyalty scheme where each workshop attended will earn you points towards free PTC chapbooks and poetry collections.
Read about the Poets and Translators:
Thai poet and artist Uten Mahamid is the author of thirteen collections of free-verse poetry, several of them published as handmade books, including one that was shortlisted for the S.E.A Write Award. He has also penned collections of short stories and a children’s book. One key mode of his poetry is telling stories through single images. When not writing or drawing, he teaches art to children and moonlights as a book illustrator. Uten is a graduate of Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and lives in his native province of Phayao in northern Thailand.
Mui Poopoksakul is a lawyer-turned-translator with a special interest in contemporary Thai literature. Her first book-length translation, The Sad Part Was by Prabda Yoon, won a PEN Translates award and will be published by Tilted Axis Press in early 2017. Mui’s work has also appeared in various literary journals, including Words without Borders, Two Lines, Asymptote, The Quarterly Conversation and In Other Words. A native of Bangkok, she spent most of her life on the U.S. east coast before moving to Berlin, Germany.
Clare Pollard received an Eric Gregory Award in 2000 and was named by The Independent as one of their 'Top 20 Writers Under 30'. Her first poetry collection, The Heavy-Petting Zoo, was published in 1998. As a writer, Clare is very concerned with bearing witness to the times in which we live. Her work has frequently engaged with contemporary concerns, from our confessional media culture in Bedtime, to climate change in The Weather and globalisation in Look, Clare! Look!.